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Brauer, Jurgen, 1957-
War and nature : the environmental consequences of war in a globalized world / Jurgen Brauer
Lanham : AltaMira Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QH545.W26 B73 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) War -- Environmental aspects
Physical Description xviii, 233 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents 1. Globalization, nature, and war : 1.1. Natural resource consumption by armed forces ; 1.2. Nuclear war and nuclear weapons testing ; 1.3. Need and greed as causes of war ; 1.4. Measuring the environmental damage : Classifying war-related environmental damage ; The data: finding out what really happened ;1.5. The environment in international law of war ; Appendix: Why nuclear weapons? -- 2. The Vietnam War : 2.1. Bombing, bulldozing, and other nonherbicidal destruction ; 2.2. Herbicide attacks : Background ; Inland forests: terrestrial plant ecology and forestry ; Forest fauna: animal ecology ; Herbicide persistence, mobility, and soil ecology ; Coastal, marine, and aquatic ecology ; Long-term effects -- 3. The Persian Gulf War : 3.1. The Persian Gulf : Scientific missions and data gathering ; Geography and oceanography of the Western Persian Gulf ; 3.2. Marine environment : Supratidal and intertidal areas ; Benthic communities, fish, shrimp, coral reefs, and islands ; Marine mammals and turtles ; 3.3. Birds : Shorebirds ; seabirds -- 4. Civil war and borderland effects : 4.1. Rwanda and the Eastern Congo ; 4.2. Afghanistan and Pakistan : Afghanistan ; The effects of the Afghan wars on Pakistan -- 5. War and nature in a globalized world : 5.1. Findings : Big wars, small effects? Small wars, big effects? ; Firepower and mobility ; Refugees and returnees ; Conservation by default ; Benefits of war, costs of peace ; 5.2. A way forward : Perspectives and standards matter ; Continuous biomonitoring and rapid assessment matter ; Preparation and communication matter ; Incentives in a globalized world matter ; 5.3. In sum: Preventing war, preserving nature
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 187-216) and index
Series Globalization and the environment

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